Shortage of skilled workers in industry labs: How can a LIMS help?
The issue of a shortage of skilled workers is not only a growing problem in the skilled trades, but also in laboratories in industry. Accordingly, the worries and despair of laboratory managers and directors are multiplying. A study by LABO magazine found that 87% of German laboratories can no longer complete their work within their working hours because they are short of staff. In addition, almost 88% state that the search for new staff is proving “difficult” to “very difficult”. The causes of the shortage of skilled workers are, for example, demographic change, but also the desire of younger generations to study and no longer immediately enter the professional world. So what options are left for a lab to create their workload while avoiding the issue of skilled labor shortage?
A quick and future-proof solution is a Laboratory Information Management System, or LIMS for short.